Who should buy the Salomon X Raise GTX
The Salomon X Raise GTX is a desirable piece especially for adventurers who have moderately slender feet. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that protects the feet from rain and water.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that works well on wet, dry, smooth, or rough surfaces.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that provides sufficient cushioning and support.
Size and fit
This low-cut hiker from Salomon offers a generous fit, comfort, and cushiness with its maxi-foam collar and tongue. The stitch-free upper gives a smooth, sock-like feel, and the Quicklace system made of sturdy laces facilitates one-pull tightening. There are also pull loops at the back of the collar for easy wearing or taking the shoes off.
Durable rubber powered by Contragrip MD
Like other Salomon shoes, the X Raise GTX also features the Contragrip MD. It's a durable rubber outsole that boasts the right mix of density, compound, and geometry.
Designed for dry and wet surfaces
This propriety rubber outsole is designed for dry and wet surfaces, including soft soil, mud, asphalt, rock, and more.
Lightweight cushioning by EVA foam
For the midsole, this shoe uses an EVA foam which is known for its lightness, high bounce rate, and shock-absorbing qualities. Since it's made of low-density foam, EVA also makes a cushiony platform for the foot.
For added comfort and cushioning, this hiker comes with an Ortholite footbed - a high-quality footbed that is contoured to the foot and is made of breathable material.
Glove like-fit and waterproof
The Salomon X Raise men's and women's shoes have welded uppers for a smooth, glove-like, fit. Tight mesh fabric is used for this shoe to prevent debris from getting trapped between the foot and the footbed. Inside is a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane that offers superior protection against rain or water.
Provides protection against sharp hazards and accidental impact
This shoe also features a gusseted tongue which means that the tongue is connected to the upper on both sides, keeping it centered and preventing debris from entering. Furthermore, it has a leather toe cap that protects against sharp hazards and accidental impact, and a mudguard that protects the lateral and medial sides of the foot.
Easy to adjust lacing system
Completing the upper is a minimalistic yet durable lacing system that lets the wearer adjust the fit with just one pull.
Nice to know
- The Salomon X Raise also has a non-GTX version.